Andrea Miehls

Andrea Miehls
United States Geological Survey | USGS · USGS Great Lakes Science Center

PhD

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Introduction
I am a communications associate for the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (USGS GLSC) and Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), stationed at Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg, MI. My goal is to increase collaboration and visibility of research and activities at the USGS GLSC and GLFC at local, regional, national, and international levels through communications to internal and external partners, Congressional staff, media, and the public.
Education
January 2006 - August 2012
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
January 2006 - August 2012
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
August 2003 - May 2006
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Fisheries and Wildlife

Publications

Publications (9)
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Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and there is evidence that evolution plays an important role in the success or failure of invasions. Yet, few studies have measured natural selection and evolutionary responses to selection in invasive species, particularly invasive animals. We quantified the strength of natural selecti...
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Invasive species have widespread and pronounced effects on ecosystems and adaptive evolution of invaders is often considered responsible for their success. Despite the potential importance of adaptation to invasion, we still have limited knowledge of the agents of natural selection on invasive species. Bythotrephes longimanus, a cladoceran zooplank...
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Responses to proximate cues that directly affect fitness or cues directly released by selective agents are well-documented forms of phenotypic plasticity. For example, to reduce predation risk, prey change phenotype in response to light level (e.g., moon phase) when light affects predation risk from visual predators, and to chemical cues (kairomone...
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Interest in the evolution of invasive species has grown in recent years, yet few studies have investigated sources of variation in invasive species traits experiencing natural selection. The spiny water flea, Bythotrephes longimanus, is an invasive zooplankton in the Great Lakes that exhibits seasonal changes in tail spine and body length consisten...
Conference Paper
Background/Question/Methods Many cladoceran zooplankton exhibit plastic responses to changes in their biotic and abiotic environment, particularly through morphological and life history modification to predators and water temperature. Previous field studies show that the morphology and life history of an invasive cladoceran in the Great Lakes, By...
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Exotic species invasion is widely considered to affect ecosystem structure and function. Yet, few contemporary approaches can assess the effects of exotic species invasion at such an inclusive level. Our research presents one of the first attempts to examine the effects of an exotic species at the ecosystem level in a quantifiable manner. We used e...
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As invasion rates of exotic species increase, an ecosystem level understanding of their impacts is imperative for predicting future spread and consequences. We have previously shown that network analyses are powerful tools for understanding the effects of exotic species perturbation on ecosystems. We now use the network analysis approach to compare...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Michigan State University. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, 2006. Includes bibliographical references.

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